Nicolas Dauphas is Professor at the
University of Chicago in the Department of the Geophysical
Sciences and the Enrico Fermi Institute. After attending École
Nationale Supérieure de Géologie (Nancy, France), he received
a PhD in geochemistry in 2002 from the Centre de
Recherches Pétrographiques et Géochimiques. A member of
the University of Chicago faculty since 2004, he was the
first to discover planetary scale nucleosynthetic anomalies
for a refractory element and to recognize Mars as a planetary
embryo. His research interests include cosmochemistry, geochronology,
and non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry.
His recent work has centered on the use of NRIXS spectroscopy
to understand redox and structural controls on the iron
isotopic compositions of magmas. He received numerous
awards, including a Packard fellowship, the Nier prize, the Houtermans and Macelwane
medals. He has authored some 70 scientific publications.